Newsletter 12 May 2010 by wuxiangyu


									                            The Brimbank Informer
                           Official Newsletter of the Rotary Club of Brimbank Central Inc
                                Club No: 18343 Chartered 9th May 1975 District 9800
 2009/10 RI Theme                 Incorporation No: A0015153D ABN: 24897304563
                                            P.O. Box 81, Keilor Vic 3036                    Vol 34 Issue 43
                                                                                              12 May 2010

                                        May is Australian Rotary Health Foundation Month
                                Give your time to Rotary projects in Nepal with Eyes Wide Open
                            Have you ever wanted to volunteer in the developing world? Would you like to put
                            your skills towards changing the lives of those living in poverty? Would you prefer
                            to be a humanitarian rather than a tourist?
                            Would you like to see the difference Rotary is making in places like Nepal?
   R I President            $3,449.00
  RC of Grangemouth         Includes return airfares, twin share or double accommodation, organised volunteer
       Scotland             experiences, travel insurance, all transfers including flight from Pokhara to
                            Kathmandu, a day trek, a three-day jungle experience in Chitwan National Park,
                            local guides, tour passes and a western tour leader. For information on the next
                            tour to Nepal, 22 September—6 October 2010, see:
                                                     District Assembly – 16th May
                            Sunday 16 May District Assembly, All Rotarians are invited to the Rotary
                            International District 9800 Assembly to be held on Sunday 16 May, 2010;
                            from 9-00 am start to 1-00 pm finish. We will be providing a substantial
                            morning tea and fellowship opportunity during the Assembly. For the very
     Colin Muir             first time this will be held at Melbourne Grammar School, Domain Rd, South
 District Governor
                            Yarra, which is easy to find and easy parking.
  RC of Werribee            President Steve has done a ring around
                             There is continued interest in the PUBLIC SPEAKING COURSE and
                             another program has been scheduled for Sunday 23rd May, again at
                             Brimbank Park. For details contact David Moss -Bennett Phone: 0412 388
                             823 Email: Refer to previous Flyers
                             The Rotary Club of Caulfield is hosting a Dance Expo on Sunday 23
                             May showcasing a broad spectrum of dance styles to promote dance as a
                             professional occupation and to encourage people to take up dance as a
 Michael Donnelly
 President 2009/10           recreational pursuit for fun, fitness and friendship.
RC Brimbank Central         One of the Troupes performing is Diversity Dance Crew 3450 from
                            Castlemaine. See the attached flyer for club members and anyone else
                            who might be interested in attending. This might be their only opportunity to
                            learn some Bollywood steps!
      Rotary Club of Brimbank Central               Vol 34 Issue 43 12th May 2010             Page 1 of 8
                  Global MS Dinner Tuesday May 25
 7.30 to 10.30pm Keilor Hotel, 670 Old Calder Highway, Keilor
 Cost $30/head,Wear something Red Fabulous Tuesday Evening, Latin
 American music, entertainment, auction, “Door Prize” and raffle in
 marquee setting. Any Auction or Raffle Items would be appreciated.
 Roast Beef Dinner Complimentary Glass of Champagne on arrival. MS
 Society Speaker. Funds raised go to RAGMSA projects, MSRA and
 MSIF RSVP May 24th, 2010 to Diana 0419 564 389 or Martin Taurins
  The New Club of Rotary Club of Melbourne Park will charter at a special function at the
  newly opened AAMI Park, in the Olympic park Complex, Swan Street, Richmond at 7:30pm on
  Wednesday the 26th May 2010. It will be inducting 25 young professionals, all between 20 and
  35 years of age to this new ‘inner’ Melbourne Rotary Club. Formal invitations with details on
  the charter evening will be issued shortly however, I would like to offer an open invitation for all
  Rotarians, Partners and Friends of Rotary to attend this very special event at this outstanding
  venue. For further details contact Membership Chair Loryn Clark at or
  Phone: 9682 3333 and Mobile: 0418 390 334

                                                   SHINE ON
  We have two nominations , both in the Youth category, Michaelle Newland (Youth) (proposed
  by Lou Giofriddo,) and Con Stratakos (Youth) (proposed by Kirsten Woodhouse ) with RCBC
  as the nominating Rotary Club
  Awards will be conducted Date: Sunday, 30 May, 2010 Time: 1.30 pm - 2 00 to 4 pm
  Venue: Lecture Theatre One South Monash University, Clayton,

               Sunday 27 June is District Changeover, a lunch at Palladium Crown.

                                         MEETING NOTES
            Rotary Club of Brimbank Central Weekly Meeting held at Taylors Lakes Hotel
  Chair:              Lou Gionfriddo
  Attendance:          14 Members, and Guest Speaker

  Visiting Rotarian:              David Bourke Rotary Club of Keilor

  Apology:            Charan Shergill, Ron Carmichael, Joe Butler, Barbara Rafter & John Rafter

  Sick List:        Bert Mom (in hospital Sunshine Rehabilitation )

  Leave of Absence: Robert Chessell, Dino Sapuppo, Albert Morcos

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                                     MEETING NOTES
   President Michael Opening.
  Michael reminisced on the great success of Saturday nights 35th Birthday Party and highlighted
  that functions like this and the vocational services night. Our club can put on a good show.
  Michael read a letter from DGE Iven Mackay thanking the club for the night. Further even
  though he has the welcome home for the GSE team and several other invitations on the night.
  Marilyn and Iven will be attending our Change Over.
  Michael thanked all those who had contributed to organizing the 35th birthday party and in
  particular Barbara for producing the club history. On the night the club made a small profit of
  around $200.

                                          GUEST SPEAKER
Ruth Irving from Donate Life.

Ruth is a trained speech therapist and for the last 6 years she
has been coordinating the volunteer program for Donate Life.
Outside of her work with Donate Life, Ruth is a mother of one
and a grandmother of two. Among her interest are scrabble
and travel and is off to Paris next week.

Sharing an office with the Red Cross Blood Service in
Swanston Street, Carlton. Ruth is responsible for 40
volunteers who promote through community groups the
saving benefits of organ and tissue donations.

Interesting facts about organ and tissue donations.
     Heart, lung, liver, kidney, pancreas, heart valves. bone
       morrow and skin tissue are all harvested for donation.
     Australia has over 5 million resisted donors, but this is
       one of the lowest percentages is the western world.
     Australia has an opt in system for organ donations.
       Many European countries have an opt out system.
                                                                             Ruth Irving

       There is currently a waiting list of 1800-2000 patients waiting for donations.
       10-15% will not survive the waiting time.
       Patients can wait up to 5 years for a compatible kidney.
       Only 247 donors fitted the stringent criteria last year assisting 800-900 recipients.
       Donors must be brain dead, which accounts for only 2% of deaths.
       Donors must die in intensive care or the emergency room.
       The family of the deceased has to give the final permission before organs can be donated.
        irrespective of whether the deceased is a registered donor.

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                                     MEETING NOTES
                                  Regular Meeting Activities
   Dawn reported the Computers 4 Kids had recently donated a computer to a young boy from
   Romsey who is currently in the RCH.

   The club has 2 nominees for this year Shine On Awards to be held at Monash University on
   June 30. Contact Dawn for more details.

   Jack has still a few Entertainment Books left at the cost of $65.

   Howe is organizing the lining of the GGTSC on Saturday and Sunday May 29 and 30.
   Although Howe has 2 tradies coming, this is our only working bee this year, so your help will
   be appreciated. Also a chance for some good old-fashioned fellowship.

   Sam reported the last sausage sizzle made $1622, our second best result this year.

   Sergeant Terry ’s Revenue Raising

   Amongst the fines was David M-B for
   umpires wearing pink. George for having a
   big head after a photographic competition.
   Steve for last week parking in a no-parking
   zone. Howe for signing up as a Storm
   member just before the dramas.
   And Bert was fined in his absence for daring                           Attentive Members
   to criticize Richmond legend, Matthew

                                                             Spin: Tails, heads, - to see D M-B win the

                                                             Raffle: Basil draws his own number, 89,
                                                                      but no luck with Terry’s Tiger Key

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                                     MEETING NOTES
                                      President Ponderings
   In Closing President Michael confessed his part in the Melbourne Storm salary breach. As a
   year 9 teacher of Religious Education at De La Salle College he had a student by the name of
   Brian Waldron.
   President Michael reminded attendees of the 2 combined board meetings on May 19 and June
   The Vision Program, strategic plan for the next 5 years will be held on May 22nd
   Photos of the clubs 35th birthday party are now on the web site.

                                       OTHER ITEMS
                            MEMBER PHOTO and ROTARIANS AGAINST MALARIA
  For our 35 Charter Anniversary celebrations a Club members group photo was taken.
  For those members wishing to purchase a colour print of the Club members group as at 8 May
  2010 (our 35th Charter Anniversary celebrations) – it is available for a $2 gold coin donation,
  with all proceeds going to ‘Rotarians Against Malaria’ (RAM) celebrated recently on April 30th
  as Malaria Awareness Day
  All donations received will be combined with the 5 Cents table collection box money at our
  Rotary meetings and the money raised will buy the specially impregnated anti-malaria
  mosquito bed nets for families in PNG/Solomon Islands.
  These special bed nets have helped reduce malaria cases by approximately 50%.
  The photos will be available from next week’s meeting (19th May).
  Enquiries : Barbara Rafter 9331 5662 or 0419 135 185

                                             22 May
        Strategic Planning Workshop – Saturday 22nd May at the Taylors Lakes Hotel
         9.45am (for a 10.00am start) concluding at 2.00pm . Light lunch will be provided.

                GGTSC on Saturday and Sunday May 29 and 30. WORKING BEES
   Howe is organizing the lining of the Green Gully Traffic Safety Centre. Howe has arranged for
   2 tradies to come, but MEMBER’S help is required to move bikes etc and also to assist with
   refreshments. This is our only working bee at the Centre this year. It is a chance for some
   good old-fashioned fellowship. Your help will be appreciated.

                                              SHINE ON
  RCBC has two nominations in this year’s Shine-On Awards, both in the Youth category,
  Michaelle Newland (Youth) (proposed by Lou Giofriddo,) and Con Stratakos (Youth) (proposed
  by Kirsten Woodhouse ) with RCBC as the nominating Rotary Club
  The Awards will be conducted Date: Sunday, 30 May, 2010 Time: 1.30 pm - 2 00 to 4 pm
  Venue: Lecture Theatre One South Monash University, Clayton,

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                                         OTHER ITEMS
  Autism Angels - A support group for parents & carers of children living with autism seeks our
  Club’s support to promote. publicize and/or attend their upcoming Annual Dinner Dance at
  Luxor Function Centre Ballroom 5th June 2010 at 6:30pm Three Course Meal plus Supper
  Live Band - City Cruize Cnr Sydenham Road & Melton Highway, Taylors Lakes Adults
  $80.00 Children $40.00. Refer to flyer.
  For further information please contact Despina Havelas Phone: 9362 1000 Mobile: 0404 52 22
  26 P.O Box 221 Deer Park 3023
                                  CLUB CHANGE-OVER MEETING 16th JUNE
           Club Change-Over dinner at Taylors Lakes Hotel – 6.30pm for 7.00pm.
Invitations and tickets have been sent to every member (given out May 12 or posted May 13 ) .
          RSVP date is 9th June (in person, by email or by phone) Cost is $25.00 pp
            DGE Iven Mackay and Marilyn have indicated that they will be attending.
                              VISIT TO ROTARY CLUB OF SHIROI D 2790 JAPAN
  A Trip to visit OUR SISTER CLUB - THE ROTARY CLUB OF SHIROI, JAPAN, D2790 is being
  The proposed dates, at this stage, are leaving 21 September and return 29 September 2010
  Cost yet to be confirmed (estimate, based on previous trips approx $1,800) plus a valid
  Anybody interested in going on the trip Contact Barbara Rafter, for further information on 9331
  5662 or 0419 135 185
                                             NEXT MEETING
   19th May Jetha Devapura from the CCC Foundation which helps underprivileged people
   in Sri Lanka
  Apologies can be made via email up to noon on Tuesday, and after that by text message to
  mobile up until 6,00pm. To Program Chair 2009-10 David Moss-Bennett Phone: 0412 388 823
                              26th MAY MEETING VENUE CHANGE
   26th May Meeting will be at Sugar Gum Hillside Speaker Captain Gerry Backhouse -
   Gerry is a resident of the Lakes Village and is a former airline pilot with many years of
   flying experience and he is going to talk about the changes in the airline industry from
   when he started to now. Members met Gerry at the Lakes Meeting on 3rd March

                                    FOOD FOR THOUGHT
                                            Power of a Genie
  Three female friends were walking in the bush when they stumbled across a very old bottle, half
  hidden in the undergrowth. Soi they pulled out the stopper and a genie appeared.
  The genie had the power if they wished to grant them more intelligence.
  So the first woman who was a plain Jane asked for 50% more intelligence and she was turned into a
  world renowned surgeon.
  The second woman asked for 25% more intelligence and instantly she was made a teacher.
  The third woman who was a bit of a stunner and interested in men, relpied “I don’t think I want any.
  It’s good to be dumb, men will do anything for you. In fact I would like to be even dumber.” Instantly
  she was turned into a male.
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                                     FOOD FOR THOUGHT
                                             Trivia Facts
1. Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.
2. Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.
3. There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.
4. The average person's left hand does 56% of the typing.
5. The shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes.
6. There are more chickens than people in the world.
7. Two-thirds of the world's eggplant is grown in New Jersey.
8. The longest one-syllable word in the English language is "screeched."
9. On a Canadian two dollar bill, the flag flying on Parliament building is an American flag.
10. All of the clocks in the movie "Pulp Fiction" are stuck on 4:20.
11. No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, or purple.
12. "Dreamt" is the only English word that ends in the letters "mt".
13. All 50 USA states are listed across the top of the Lincoln Memorial on the reverse of $5 bill.
14. Almonds are a member of the peach family.
15. Winston Churchill was born in a ladies' room during a dance.
16. Maine is the only USA state which name is just one syllable.
17. There are only four words in the English language which end in "dous": tremendous,
     horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous.
18. Los Angeles' full name is "El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles de
19. A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.
20. An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.
21. Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.
22. In most advertisements, the time displayed on a watch is 10:10.
23. Al Capone's business card said he was a used furniture dealer.
24. The characters Bert and Ernie on Sesame Street were named after Bert the cop and Ernie
     the taxi driver in Frank Capra's "It's a Wonderful Life."
25. A dragonfly has a life span of 24 hours.
26. A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.
27. It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.
28. The giant squid has the largest eyes in the world.
29. In England, the Speaker of the House is not allowed to speak.
30. The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar
     melted in his pocket.
31. The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.
32. There are 336 dimples on a regulation golf ball.
33. "Stewardesses" is the longest word that is typed with only the left hand.

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                                     CLUB NOTICE BOARD
        Club Meetings                         Duty Roster                        Members/Partners
                                       Chair Mangala Banneyake                       Birthdays
  May 19th 6.00 for 6.30pm
                                         Attendance: Allan Puli                         May
    Taylors Lakes Hotel
                                      Greeters: George Szirom and                Mangala Banneyake
    - Guest Speaker Jetha                      Howe Tan
   Devapura from the CCC
   Foundation which helps
underprivileged people in Sri
May 26th: 6.00 for 6.30pm at               Chair: Steve Symes                        Bert Mom
 Sugar Gum Hotel Gourlays              Attendance: Barbara Rafter               Persephone Chessell
           Rd Hillside                Greeters: Dawn & Jack Watson                Michael Donnelly
   Speaker Captain Gerry
 Backhouse - retired airline
pilot with many years of flying
    experience Topic: the
changes in the airline industry
                                            Chair: Joe Butler                    Members Wedding
  June 2nd 6.00 for 6.30pm
                                       Attendance: Dino Sapuppo                      Anniversary
     Taylors Lakes Hotel
                                       Greeters: Darcy Willeart and                      May
Speaker Anthony Lai –Men’s
                                           Mangala Banneyake                  George & Rosemary Szirom
Shed Brimbank, Anthony with
 two of the members will talk                                                    Lewis & Sue Bordon
 on Men’s Shed and activities                                                   Dino & Flavia Sapuppo
  that they undertake. Men’s
   Shed is sponsored by the
 Uniting Church in Sunshine.

                                         Chair Terry Badenhope
 June 9th 6.00 for 6.30pm
                                      Attendance: Charan Shergill
   Taylors Lakes Hotel
                                       Greeters: Joe Butler, Ron
 Terry’s delight with a Q./A.                  Carmichael
   session with former 60’s
Richmond player Roger Dean
                       June 16th Changeover Night RSVP by 9th June
                Vision Forum to be held on Saturday 22nd May. 10.00 -2.00pm
                   Proposed Board Meetings for remainder of Rotary Year
                      19 May Combined 2009-10 and 2010-11 and 9 June
                                     Sausage Sizzles for 2010
                                 Sat 5 June Mark up your diaries
  For those wishing to experience the pleasure of other Rotary Clubs Meetings A list of Clubs
                within our District with Venue and Contact Details is available on

              BULLETIN CONTENT Content is to be directed to Rotarian Joe Butler on
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